Careers

Looking for a job at GFSA? GFSA and its Commercial Alcohols division offer rewarding careers in many fields and locations, from science to sales and from Quebec to Kentucky.  Below is a list of current openings.  We look forward to your application!

GreenField is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to the attraction, selection, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, we respect the needs of all our employees.
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IT Developer, Dynamics NAV – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton
DEPARTMENT: IT Department
REPORTS TO: Manager IT Application and Development
POSTING DATE: November 29, 2016

Position Overview:
As a NAV Developer at GFSA, you would work as part of a high energy, cross functional Agile team to develop and deploy working software to support our internal ERP, Supply Chain Management and Big Data initiatives.

We are looking for a NAV Developer who:
• Design and develop modifications according to Microsoft Dynamics NAV application standards.
• Document code customizations in compliance with established standards and practices.
• Translate customer business requirements and specifications into code solutions.
• Debug errors efficiently and effectively.
• Create technical design documents based on functional requirements.
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Skills and Experience:
• Team oriented with great communication skills.
• Proficient in C/Side using C/AL development within Dynamics NAV ERP preferably in a manufacturing environment.
• Strong knowledge of Visual Studio .Net, MSSQL.
• Strong knowledge of Computer languages: .Net ( C#, etc…), Javascript , XML, HTML .
• Experience using Team Foundation server for Nav version control is an asset.
• Experience building unit tests and best practices is an asset

Candidate Success Criteria and Attributes:
• Ability to work as a cross functional team member on an agile development team.
• Ability to understand, communicate and interpret client business processes and requirements.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple demands.
• Exceptional customer service skills, follows up with end users and team members, and takes initiative to anticipate and solve problems.
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with little supervision.

Reliability Specialist – Johnstown

Location: Johnstown
Department: Maintenance
Posting Date: December 1, 2016

Overview:
The Reliability Specialist will be part of the Maintenance team. As such, this person will manage programs and processes aimed at improving equipment reliability with the ultimate goal of increasing uptime and reducing maintenance costs. Contribute to plant-wide efforts to ensure continuity of efficient, safe and environmentally conscious fuel alcohol, Corn Oil & DDG manufacturing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Focus on driving and optimizing our existing Reliability Programs
• KPI development
• Vibration Analysis
• Ultrasonic
• Infrared Thermography
• Oil Analysis
• Preventative Maintenance
• Investigating new initiatives in this area

Cost Optimization
• Alternate technologies
• Investigate better parts
• Drive Maintenance CAPEX activities
• Ensure standards are maintained when integrating and implementing new equipment
• Review and proceed with technical purchases linked to improvement and expansion projects.
• Take part in shutdown planning
• Champion Plant RCA activities

Investigate and drive training opportunities for tradesmen
• Upgrades to existing skills
• New technologies
• New techniques
• Additional value-added certifications

Become a key player in the Maintenance Department Management team
• Relieving the Maintenance Manager when away
• Eventually taking over supervisory duties of tradesmen
• Work with the Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Purchaser and Inventory Clerk and tradesmen to optimize delivery of maintenance programs and service.
• Participate in plant on-call rotation.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirement:
• Engineering degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or demonstrates equivalent in work experience in a maintenance and reliability setting
• Minimum of five years reliability experience in a manufacturing environment
• Good Knowledge of EH&S regulatory requirements
• Experience in budget and Capital Expenditure planning
• Previous experience with Maximo is an asset

Communications Requirement:
• Communicate competently both oral and written form
• Ability to motivate and clearly communicate objectives to employees
• Read, interpret, prepare or assist in the preparation of documents
• Write routine reports and correspondence
• Clearly describe problems to co-workers, operators and contractors
• Interpret mechanical and civil drawings and sketches
• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

Team Skills:
• Lead by example with the skills and attitude you wish to press upon all employees in the plant
• Be a leader on Continuous Improvement
• Motivate employees and encourage self-growth

Production Operator (1 year contract) – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Department: Production
Reporting to: Production Team Leader
Posting Date: December 19, 2016

Position Overview:
Based at the Brampton Packaging Facility, the Production Operator role supports the packaging business by operating process equipment in a safe and efficient manner while processing alcohol and solvents. Responsibilities include, preparing drums, filling drums, forklift operation, blending chemicals, loading, unloading and line work.

Required Qualities:
• Positive attitude and work ethic
• Reliable and honest
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to work overtime and rotate between different shift times
• High commitment to quality and accuracy
• Highest regard for safety
• Minimum 3 years in a plant environment

Desired Skills:
• Community college technical certificate
• Experience with the transportation of dangerous goods
• Aptitude for mechanics
• Some shipping/receiving experience
• Health and Safety Committee experience
• WHMIS certified
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License

HR Coordinator – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: HR & Organizational Development Manager
POSTING DATE: March 21, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
Under the direction of the HR & Organizational Development Manager for Chatham this position supports the HR function for the Chatham plant, and the GET Demo Plant and R&D Center in the areas of recruitment and selection, policy compliance, performance management, training, KPI data management and general HR administration duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Provides support to staff to ensure compliance with policies, practices and procedures for HR specific issues.
• Coordinates recruitment and supports the selection process for local job postings
• Organizes and conducts new employee orientations and monitors progress of new employees
• Provides staff with information pertaining to employee benefits and retirement savings. This includes RRSP and benefit enrollment, STD/LTD benefits applications, etc.
• Monitors absences and works with EH&S Coordinator on WSIB case management when necessary
• Supports the HRIS (Dayforce) time/attendance program. Is the point of contact for the GET site, overseeing department data input and approval prior to payroll processing. Trains new employees on data input and usage of the program. Is a backup to the HR Clerk for the Chatham input and approval process.
• Works with the managers to ensure all employees have received a formal annual performance evaluation. A gap analysis to be completed and reported to the HR & Organizational Development Manager.
• Works with HR Clerk to track and report on HR KPI’s
• Works with the HR Clerk to supports in-house training, manages record keeping
• Provides assistance with HR project work as assigned.
• Ensures employee files are complete and up to date
• Stays current with HR best practices

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Post-secondary diploma or degree in the area of Human Resources Management
• CHRP Candidate would be an asset
• Must have a minimum of three years of experience in an HR function
• Experience with an HRIS system required

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• A self-starter showing strong leadership skills and initiative.
• Ability to analyze a situation and challenge individuals to get to the root of the problem.
• Holds a high regard for confidentiality.
• This individual must have excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate with sensitivity when necessary.
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.

Control Engineer – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS
POSTING DATE: March 28, 2017

OBJECTIVE: As part of the Operations team, this position focuses on ensuring we meet daily production targets, efficiencies, and KPIs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Develops a thorough knowledge of each process area, and the interrelationship between process areas, from the perspectives of workflow and efficiency.
• Provides technical assistance to the production team for trouble-shooting, problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
• Supports the production team, develops, builds and enhances operator knowledge and experience through team-based, participative improvement initiatives and technical training. Where appropriate will provide technical support for automated electronic training programs.
• Provides technical assistance to the production team with the Advanced Process Control (APC) system, including the commissioning of the system, the training of the operators, the day to day trouble shooting, the optimization, the design and the implementation of new modules.
• Responsible for the commissioning of all the instrumentation during the implementation of new projects
• Manages all aspects of the Foxboro system (DCS) on site including the maintenance of the system, the management of external resources and the design of multi phases upgrade project.
• Manages all aspects of the Allen Bradley PLC systems on site including, maintenance, programming and integration with the DCS system.
• Manages all aspects of the load shed program including, maintenance, training, testing and optimization
• Manages all aspects of VFD’s including, maintenance, troubleshoothing and commissioning assistance of any new VFD
• Demonstrates technical expertise in dynamic steady state mass and energy balance modelling
• Optimizes the stability of the process controls by fine tuning control loops
• Evaluates, prioritizes and manages the changes suggested by the employees for the control systems (PLC, DCS, APC)
• Prepares financial justification for assigned projects to ensure that projects deliver the desired results and are completed safely, timely and within the approved budget costs. Maintains the necessary documentation to support project initiatives including: project timelines, progress reports, PID’s, MOCs, operating and maintenance procedures.
 Assists the production team in reviewing existing processes, analyzing all available data and contributing to the design of experiments to recommend changes to optimize the process. Specific areas for optimization include: workflows, throughput, yield, energy, chemical consumption and cost performance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with P.Eng. Designation or qualification for P.Eng. Designation or an equivalent experience
• Minimum of 5 years of related experience in the chemical or petro chemical industries

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Willingness to learn and ability to take direction.
• Effectively communicate to coach, lead and motivate others in a team-based environment. Can solicit input and clearly communicate concepts as well as manage and implement change effectively.
• Handles multiple tasks of varying complexity through personal efforts and through the leadership of others.
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.

HR Coordinator – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources
POSTING DATE: March 31, 2017

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, the HR Coordinator serves as a key point of contact for employees and supports the day-to-day HR operations for the two Brampton locations in the areas of recruitment and hiring, policy compliance, performance management, training, KPI data management, employee relations and general HR administration duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides support by serving as an internal consultant with management and staff to ensure compliance with policies, practices and procedures for HR specific issues.
• Coordinates and initiates full cycle recruitment for the Brampton locations.
• Organizes and conducts new employee orientations and monitors progress of new employees.
• Provides staff with information pertaining to employee benefits and retirement savings etc. This includes RRSP and benefit enrolment, STD/LTD benefits applications, etc.
• Manages short-term disability and WSIB case management as required.
• Enters and updates information into the HRIS (DayForce) and assists with training new employees on data input and usage of the program.
• Interprets and implements HR policies and procedures for employees.
• Develops some internal HR communication material specific to HR policies and procedures or related content.
• Supports and assists with Performance Management.
• Tracks and reports on HR KPI’s.
• Applies for Hours of Work permits and monitors/audits for compliance.
• Supports safety initiatives at the Brampton Administrative Office.
• Coordinates HR training and manages record keeping.
• Provides assistance with HR project work as assigned.
• Assists with AODA compliance.
• Stays current with HR “best practices”.
• Ensures employee files are complete and up to date.
• Performs HR administrative tasks as required.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Human Resources Management.
• CHRP designation or working towards it.
• Three to five years of experience in an HR role.
• Experience with an HRIS system.

Personal Qualities
• A self-starter and team player showing strong leadership skills and initiative.
• Ability to analyze a situation and challenge individuals to get to the root of the problem.
• Holds a high regard for confidentiality, professionalism and diplomacy.
• Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate with sensitivity and discretion.
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.

Network Administrator – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
REPORTS TO: Manager, IT Service and Infrastructure
POSTING DATE: April 4, 2017

Position Overview:
The Network Administrator will oversee, maintain, modify, install and support GreenField’s network and systems infrastructure. GreenField runs a 24/7 environment. Some duties are required to be performed during off hours.

Environment:
Greenfield has 14 sites with over 400 users. The Network Administrator will be assigned primary duties and responsibilities while also serving as backup administrator to other System Administrators. These systems will include both Windows and Linux operating systems with many different applications/services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Install and support LANs, WANs.
• Install and maintain network hardware and software.
• Analyze and isolate issues.
• Monitor networks to ensure security and availability to specific users.
• Evaluate and modify system performance.
• Determine network and system requirements.
• Maintain integrity of the network and security.
• Ensure network connectivity throughout a company’s LAN/WAN infrastructure is in line with technical considerations.
• Administer routers, switches, firewalls and wireless infrastructure.
• Administer/Upgrade Cisco Call Manager & Cisco Unity systems.
• Maintains network performance, troubleshooting network problems and when necessary escalating problems to vendor.
• Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
• Firmware & Software Upgrades; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
• Administering a multi-site WAN utilizing multi-vendor hardware and software technologies.
• Must be able to travel within Canada and to the United States.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
• Completion of a related technical post-secondary diploma/degree.
• 2+ years of experience as a Network Administrator.
• 2+ years of experience working with Cisco hardware (switches, routers, ASA).
• 2+ years of experience working with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
• 1+ years of experience working with VMWare.
• Hands on experience working with and configuring VLANs, QoS, and the OSPF routing protocol.
• Hands on experience working with Cisco ASA firewalls.

Personal Qualities:
• Must be able to work on a team and inspire increased productivity from teammates.
• Must be able to think and adapt quickly to meet business needs.

2nd Class Power Engineer/Process Operator – Johnstown

LOCATION: Johnstown, Ontario
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
REPORTS TO: Steam Chief/Production Manager
POSTING DATE: April 17, 2017

The Johnstown Plant produces 250,000,000 litres/year of fuel grade ethanol from corn, using an integrated dry milling, batch fermentation and continuously operating distillation and evaporation process. Energy requirements are provided by a 1st Class Plant, generating 33,000 Kw and 110,000 lb/hr of steam through an HRSG. Other energy-related equipment include twin gas-fired rotary drum driers, 4 centrifuges, economizers, a Thermal Oxidizer, methanator, 3 compressors, water purification, softeners, waste water monitoring and RO water filtration units.

Reporting to the Steam Chief/Production Manager, the Key Responsibilities and Qualifications of this job are as follows:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Monitor and control process equipment using a combination of computer displays, meters, gauges and recording devices. Make adjustments to maintain product quality.
• Provide technical troubleshooting expertise in detection and correction of operational problems
• Work closely with Maintenance to minimize downtime and ensure work is being done safely and efficiently
• Maintain a safe and clean work environment

QUALIFICATIONS:
• SOPEEC Operating Engineer certificate (2nd Class) is mandatory. Consideration will be given to candidates with a 3rd Class ticket, currently working towards achieving their 2nd.
• Previous operating experience in the petroleum, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, fertilizer or food processing industries
• A high school diploma, plus a minimum of five (5) years related experience
• Post secondary education in a technical field is an asset

SALARY & BENEFITS:
• $89,027 – $100,639 ($40.76 – $46.08/hour)
• Greenfield offers superior Group RRSP and benefit plans

Lean Manager – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton Administrative Office
DEPARTMENT: Operations and Finance
REPORTS TO: Director of Business Excellence
POSTING DATE: April 18, 2017

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Director of Business Excellence, the Lean Manager is a dedicated professional and will be an instrumental support in establishing the Lean Enterprise Structure. The Lean Manager will also manage the ABM project from a financial perspective and will be responsible for continuously driving a culture of excellence in the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support the Director of Business Excellence (DBE) in the deployment of an active, aligned lean program and philosophy across the entire organization.
• Provide expertise, professional advice and guidance to the business in business improvement, drawing from proven industry practice and methodologies.
• Maintain the lean SharePoint site and meet with the peer group on a regular basis.
• Work as a change agent and help support lean across the organization.
• Assist in the application and deployment of lean principles across the organization.
• Report on progress of projects on a regular basis.
• Assist the DBE in identifying and training 1 – 3 green belt champions per site.
• Stays directly involved in the elimination of waste and creating value by reducing variation in the key processes to achieve sustainable results throughout the organization.
• Serve a key resource to assist with development and standardization of materials and other resources required for the Business Excellence office.
• Lead, define and develop continuous improvement activities designed to improve performance, such as the planning and running of lean events
• Perform level I RCA facilitation.
• Support the DBE to successfully implement an ABM model for the company. Establish customer profitability reporting models and product profitability models.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Five to ten years of experience in teaching and implementing lean.
• Lean Black Belt Certification or Equivalent
• Knowledge of Six Sigma is an asset
• Financial, analytical and statistical skills to resolve conflicting and complex objectives
• Ability to define problems, establish facts, collect data and draw conclusions
• Strong coaching and leadership skills
• Facilitation experience

Personal Qualities and Skills:
• Lean knowledge
• Root cause analysis
• Scrum Agile Project Management
• Leadership Skills
• High Energy Level
• A passion for excellence

Other
• Ability to travel within Canada and to the United States

Shipping Receiving Operator – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: Shipping/Receiving
POSTING DATE: April 20, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
The Shipping / Receiving Operator is responsible to ensure that products are received and shipped within specifications in a safe and efficient manner.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Monitors levels in tank farm and ensures alcohol is loaded to trucks and rail cars using proper equipment and procedures.
• Unloads denaturants and other chemicals.
• Directs drivers to position their vehicles for efficient loading and unloading.
• Monitors the operation of equipment using a combination of computer displays, meters, gauges, and recording devices.
• Performs start-up, shutdown, and other procedures.
• Operates mobile rail car mover.
• Assists in maintaining a clean and clear rail line including switches and ramps
• Responsible for checking email and log books for operating instructions each shift
• Responsible for recording all required information accurately in log books, log sheets, ISO etc.
• Assists with preventative maintenance program. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions, need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
• Reports process deviations and provide technical troubleshooting expertise in the correction of operational problems.
• Completes weekly housekeeping checklist and maintains cleanliness and sanitation of process areas, laboratories and control rooms.
• Perform planning activities for routine outages as well as yearly shutdowns.
• Participate in continuous improvement programs such as internal training, Performa and Root Cause Analysis.
• Adheres to and fully complies with the Company’s Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures and regulatory requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma, plus a minimum of 3-5 years hands on practical work experience
• Post-secondary education in technical field would be an asset.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Hard working, outgoing, positive and flexible individual with excellent communication skills. Ability to work well with others.
• A self-starter showing strong initiative and requires minimal supervision to see work through to completion.
• Basic computer skills are required.
• Strong organizational skills are a must, not only to maintain a safe working environment but to also efficiently meet the daily shipping demands.
• This individual must demonstrate professionalism with drivers, staff and contractors
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, commitment and openness to change.

Process Engineer – Johnstown

LOCATION: Johnstown
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTING TO: Production Manager
POSTING DATE: April 21, 2017

Summary:
The Process Engineer plays a pivotal role in maximizing the technical performance of the facility. This person is expected to be constantly analyzing plant processes and performing trials in order to identify and implement initiatives that will improve: plant safety and environmental performance, plant throughput, plant yield, energy consumption, chemical consumption and product quality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities – Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Develop an intimate knowledge and understanding of each unit operation as well as the interrelationship between unit operations.
• Develop and maintain a detailed mass and energy model of the various unit operations; as standalone models. Develop and maintain a detailed mass and energy model of the plant as a whole.
• Provide technical process support for all automation systems (DCS, PLC, BMS)
• Responsible for Advanced Process Control system monitoring and development
• Provide technical assistance to the Plant for trouble-shooting, problem solving, capital project integration, and continuous improvement activities.
• Review existing processes, analyze available data as well as design and carry out experiments to provide recommendations to optimize the process.
• Supports the Operations group and develops, builds and enhances employee knowledge and experience. Provides technical mentoring and teaching to other employees.
• Supports the Operations group by performing and/or participating in structured root cause analysis (RCA) sessions on issues.
• Supports the Operations group by performing structured hazard and operability studies (Hazop’s) on new or existing equipment as well as new or existing procedures.
• Works with vendors to develop and maintain operating procedures that will optimize the performance of the vendor’s product or service.
• Assists in the development of detailed front end process engineering and financial justifications for capital projects.
• Assists in the development of environmental, health and safety procedures that are interrelated with plant processes.
• Authors and circulates technical reports on plant trials.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Requirements:
This position requires the following:
• Chemical Engineering degree.
• Registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario or qualified to be registered.
• Experience in a continuous operating plant environment would be an asset.

• Relevant experience or education in biochemical manufacturing facilities would be an asset.

Communication Requirements:
• A highly developed ability to read and interpret technical documents, drawings or manuals.
• Advanced ability to write technical reports, operating procedures and correspondence for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to clearly convey technical concepts to people of varying abilities and backgrounds.
• Comfortable working as part of a group.
• Comfortable leading a small group of co-workers.

Personal Qualities:
• A thinker, eager to learn, self-motivated and a self-starter.
• A hands-on person that contributes to the organization and enjoys working in a plant environment.
• A team player, open-minded and able to work and communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
• A person that will dig deeply into details to solve problems and gain understanding of the root cause (not a desk job).
• Able to work in a group or alone while maintaining a high level of motivation and drive.
• An empathetic employee who interacts well with, and draws the best out of all employees.

Key Skills and Attributes:
• Capable of developing and growing into a future leader.
• Able to troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems.
• Comfortable using a variety of computer applications including word processors, databases and spreadsheets.
• The ability to design and develop applications for the storage and retrieval of plant technical data to trend, analyze and improve plant efficiency and performance.